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Mozilla’s New Corporate Offices in San Francisco Create a Collaborative Atmosphere

Mozilla’s New Corporate Offices in San Francisco Create a Collaborative Atmosphere

Mozilla, the nonprofit tech company behind the ubiquitous Firefox web browser, recently announced that it will branch out and open a new office in downtown San Francisco later this summer. To reflect an

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Artisan Furniture Made From Pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

Artisan Furniture Made From Pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is a vital 1.7 mile transportation link that serves 40 million vehicles a year. Now, thanks to Richard Bulan, this 75-year-old pedestrian-friendly feat of engineering could become

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California’s High Speed Rail Budget Cut by $30 Billion

California’s High Speed Rail Budget Cut by $30 Billion

The price tag for the proposed high speed rail system in California has just taking a major cut, with a price chop of $30 billion. The latest budget projection comes in with last-minute design changes

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A Look Into San Francisco’s Downtown Secret Gardens

A Look Into San Francisco’s Downtown Secret Gardens

First we visited 555 Mission Street, a gorgeously designed courtyard between two buildings. You can't miss it because it features some eye-catching and whimsical public art: Jonathan Borofsky's stacked

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“Do Not Destroy” Exhibit in San Francisco Celebrates Reverance for Nature in Jewish Tradition

“Do Not Destroy” Exhibit in San Francisco Celebrates Reverance for Nature in Jewish Tradition

Trees occupy a very powerful place in Jewish literature and art, serving as a symbol of shelter, regrowth, and earth's bounty. The title of the exhibit, Do Not Destroy (Bal Tashchit in Hebrew), comes from

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offMetro Launches New Website Promoting Car-Free Adventures Around San Francisco

offMetro Launches New Website Promoting Car-Free Adventures Around San Francisco

The website was originally inspired by two young, adventurous souls who had moved to the city and were looking for affordable, car-free adventures that would get them into the outdoors. Finding that there

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Modern Richardson Apartments Provide Low Income Housing In the Heart of San Francisco

Modern Richardson Apartments Provide Low Income Housing In the Heart of San Francisco

The Richardson Apartments by David Baker + Partners are named in honor of Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson, local activists and founders of Marcus Books, the oldest black bookstore in the country, founded

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San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

San Francisco To Expand Ban on Plastic Bags

Almost five years ago, San Francisco became the first American city to ban plastic shopping bags from supermarkets and chain pharmacies. Now the city is poised to expand that ban to all retail stores and

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San Francisco Set to Launch Electric Bike Sharing Program

San Francisco Set to Launch Electric Bike Sharing Program

San Francisco's new electric bicycle sharing experiment will soon offer an affordable green transit alternative for those navigating the city's inclines. The e-bike program will offer riders the option to

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PHOTOS: San Francisco’s Southern Pacific Brewing is a Tree-Filled Beer Sanctuary in a Renovated Warehouse

PHOTOS: San Francisco’s Southern Pacific Brewing is a Tree-Filled Beer Sanctuary in a Renovated Warehouse

Southern Pacific Brewing is the newest brewpub in San Francisco's Mission District, situated in a renovated warehouse a stone's throw off the the beaten path at 19th and Treat. After clearing a year's

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Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Wood Line’ Installation Made From Fallen Trees Snakes Through the Presidio

Andy Goldsworthy’s ‘Wood Line’ Installation Made From Fallen Trees Snakes Through the Presidio

There is a certain etheral winding line that often surfaces in artist Andy Goldsworthy's work - If you've ever seen the documentary "Rivers and Tides," visited the de Young Museum in San Francisco,

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LEED Gold Potrero Launch Building to Revitalize San Francisco’s Dogpatch Neighborhood

LEED Gold Potrero Launch Building to Revitalize San Francisco’s Dogpatch Neighborhood

San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance, and the Potrero Launch is a new residential building that will be a landmark part of the revitalization efforts. Scheduled for

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San Francisco Working on Plan To Install Composting Public Toilets

San Francisco Working on Plan To Install Composting Public Toilets

San Francisco has a poop problem - in the city's Tenderloin district alone, there were almost 10,000 recorded "incidents of human waste" last year, according to the Bay Citizen. So this fall, the

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Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

GK Callahan is the director of the Please Touch project, and is also a teacher at the nearby Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which serves the Bay Area community. It was while volunteering

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Paypal Founder Backs Blueseed’s Visa-Free Floating City in California

Paypal Founder Backs Blueseed’s Visa-Free Floating City in California

A genius startup called Blueseed recently announced that Paypal founder Peter Thiel has offered to help secure financing for a visa-free floating city off the California coast. This

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Habitat Horticulture’s Green Living Partitions Divvy Up San Francisco’s Largest Patio Space

Habitat Horticulture’s Green Living Partitions Divvy Up San Francisco’s Largest Patio Space

San Francisco based company Habitat Horticulture recently installed 3 gorgeous green wall partitions for The Metreon City View patio space overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens. The movable living walls create

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Spectacular East Oakland Sports Center Creates a Place of Community

Spectacular East Oakland Sports Center Creates a Place of Community

The Sports Center, which opened in July in Oakland’s Ira Jinkins Park, is in the heart of one of the Bay Area’s hardest hit neighborhoods. Cut off both physically and economically from the thriving

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Fabric8 Creates San Francisco Parklet From Materials Found in the Dump

Fabric8 Creates San Francisco Parklet From Materials Found in the Dump

The parklet's dominant feature is a sloping, thatched hillside made of a motley mix of different types of salvaged wood. From the hill, a slender house rises with a pitched roof and a bunch of small holes

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Artful Renovation Turns San Francisco’s Historic Pier 24 Into Enormous Photography Gallery

Artful Renovation Turns San Francisco’s Historic Pier 24 Into Enormous Photography Gallery

The building is designated in the National Register, so its renovation had to preserve the site's historic architectural integrity. Envelope a+d responded to this challenge with a design that embraces the

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EcoCenter: San Francisco’s First Off-Grid Commercial Building is Up and Running

EcoCenter: San Francisco’s First Off-Grid Commercial Building is Up and Running

San Francisco's EcoCenter is the first commercial building in the city to be 100 percent off the grid, and Inhabitat recently toured it as part of this year's Architecture and the City Festival. Even in

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Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

IwamotoScott and van Bergen Kolpa are featured in the “Architecture of Consequence" exhibit currently at AIA San Francisco – an ongoing global project demonstrating the impact that designers and

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The San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick Off This Weekend!

The San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick Off This Weekend!

This Saturday marks the start of the AIA San Francisco's 9th annual Living Homes Tour. The first and only of its kind being hosted in the Bay Area, the The AIA SF Home Tours Series is a first-hand

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Portable Parks Pop Up All Over Downtown San Francisco

Portable Parks Pop Up All Over Downtown San Francisco

CMG Landscape Architects designed Yerba Buena’s new Parkmobiles: tiny portable gardens housed in dumpster-style containers. The mini-gardens are just one part of the Street Life Plan’s strategy to

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Inhabitat Tours San Francisco’s Award-Winning LEED Gold Bar Agricole

Inhabitat Tours San Francisco’s Award-Winning LEED Gold Bar Agricole

But Bar Agricole turned out very differently than it might have. Owner Thad Vogel, a Yale grad and longtime barman and restauranteur, had observed the trend among San Francisco restaurants of spotlighting

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Old SF’s Interactive Map Displays San Francisco’s History in Photographs

Old SF’s Interactive Map Displays San Francisco’s History in Photographs

San Franciscans love their history. The city has established historical museums of all flavors to celebrate its pioneers and their contributions to civil society. Now, armchair travelers are invited to

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Solar Manufacturer Solyndra Files for Bankruptcy

Solar Manufacturer Solyndra Files for Bankruptcy

Solar startup Solyndra has just shut down, announcing their intention to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and immediately let go of most of their 1000 employees. The news comes as a considerable

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The 2011 Architecture and the City Festival Kicks Off Next Week!

The 2011 Architecture and the City Festival Kicks Off Next Week!

Calling all San Francisco Bay Area architecture enthusiasts! Next week marks the launch of the AIASF‘s 2011 Architecture and the City Festival. Filled with awesome tours, new green projects,

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San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

Treasure Island lies in the middle of San Francisco Bay, visible to the left of the Bay Bridge as it crosses from San Francisco to Oakland. Abutting hilly Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island is a man-made

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Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

Super Greenies: New Study Uncovers Group of Luxury-Loving, Affluent Environmental Activists

A new study by Scarborough has revealed that the greenest people in the United States also happen to be high earners with a taste for luxury. The study calls these individuals the "Super Green," and they

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New SoMa Skatepark Coming to San Francisco’s Mission District

New SoMa Skatepark Coming to San Francisco’s Mission District

San Francisco is about to boost its street sports cred with a long-awaited skatepark. After two years of petitioning and planning, the Department of Public Works is ready to break ground on the $3 million

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